The tragic shooting on Sunday at Grambling State University in Louisiana left one person dead and another critically injured.
NBC News reported that the incident occurred just days after another person was killed in a similar incident on campus.
The shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. in the quad area of the campus, the school said in a statement. The victim who died was not enrolled at the school.
Seven others were injured, authorities reported. One of the seven was critically wounded, and the others suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
“At the time of the incident, a homecoming event was underway in McCall Dining Center,” the statement said. “All persons present sheltered in place and were released once the all-clear was given by University Police.”
State Police confirmed that detectives are looking into the incident.
As a result of the shooting, the school canceled its homecoming events Sunday and classes on Monday. It was the second fatal incent on campus in less than a week. The school also increased its security.
President Rick Gallot made a statement on the tragedies and questions why anyone would come onto campus and shoot innocent people.
“Our campus community has worked tirelessly to keep our students and others safe for the homecoming activities,” Gallot said. “Yet, with all of our planning and coordination with our local, parish, regional, and state law enforcement partners, we still find ourselves grieving the loss of life and injuries just as too many communities in our country have experienced as well.”